Recommends: KC Natural
For those on an AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet or those avoiding nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant, etc.), it’s difficult to be able to make easy foods like pasta and tomato sauce, chicken with barbecue sauce, or recipes that call for ketchup, salsa, or mustard (mustard is a no-no on AIP but is fine for those who avoid nightshades). Luckily, there are companies like KC Natural, which makes no-nightshade, AIP- and Paleo-friendly products like carrot marinara, cherry barbecue sauce, cherry salsa, carrot ketchup, and mustard made from butternut squash.
Naturally, you might be skeptical – salsa made from cherries? Mustard made from butternut squash? Yes! While you might be able to tell the difference between some of these sauces and their original counterparts, some of them are perfect knockoffs, like the barbecue sauce and salsa. And whether a perfect knockoff or something unique in its own right, either way, they are all delicious and very impressive. The imitation mustard sauce has a really unique blend of seasonings that you wouldn’t expect would go well – dill and cinnamon – but wow! That combination is amazing. This sauce went beautifully on cassava orzo with roasted vegetables (broccoli, carrots, and onions). For an AIP-friendly snack, the salsa with plantain chips is also fantastic!
KC Natural is run by people who you can just tell are passionate about their products and care about the AIP community. Whether you’re on an AIP diet, a nightshade-free diet, or you just want to use condiments that are clean and made with fruits and vegetables, try KC Natural!